What could be more fun than creating your own island to hide your pirate treasure? This activity is designed to capture the interests of students while assessing what they have learned about maps. It is created to be intrinsically motivational; most students love pretending to be pirates for a couple of days! Although the project can be used as a culminating map project and assessment, it can also be used as a spring board for learning map skills. $
Just add felt or foam pieces to your block center to create interactive maps. Kids can learn map skills, explore communities and community helpers, and practice a number of math and literacy skills! Freebie to get you started!